As Tensions Fall in Iran, So Do Costs of Gasoline
New York Times ^ | Nov 6 2013 | Clifford Krauss
Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2013 6:11:39 PM by WilliamIII
Consumers can thank the tentative reduction in tensions in the Middle East and swelling supplies of domestic oil for their good fortune, and energy experts say prices could fall further if negotiations between the West and Iran progress.
(GyG: What Folks Are Saying Out There !!!!!) ~ Overheard At Walmart: “GridEx II” Nov 13-14, 2013 “Accident” To Protect Obama
Overheard At Walmart: \”GridEx II\” Nov 13-14, 2013 \”Accident\” To Protect Obama
Niov 2, 2913 | Yosemitest
Posted on Saturday, November 02, 2013 7:17:01 AM by Yosemitest
While in line at the checkout register at Walmart, two customers behind my retired parents and me, I overheard a retired military man
advising a woman with three children to stock up on water and candles and flashlight batteries, before November the 12th (in just 11 days).
\”Those damned idiots are going to cut the power off, nation wide, and claim \”it was an accident\” he said to the woman in her 30s.
(Before It\’s News)
According to this breaking story from WND, Billy Graham has put out the call that the ’2nd Coming’ of Jesus Christ is soon upon us. How will we know Him when He returns? Will He be dressed in modern day clothing? Will He speak English? Is He already here upon the Earth and we do not know it? Have we really reached ‘the last days’? A video at the bottom of the page examines the 2nd Coming, pole shift and a catastrophic global earthquake that is prophesied to come along with His return.
Viguerie Predicts \’Absolute\’ Bloodbath in 2014 GOP Primaries
Newsmax.com ^ | 10/22/13 | David Patten
Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:36:45 PM by cotton1706
Movement-conservative icon, author, and direct-market pioneer Richard Viguerie threw down the gauntlet to establishment Republicans and the GOP leadership Tuesday, charging that conservatives \”have been betrayed, abandoned by our leaders, and that includes Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, [and] Reince Priebus at the Republican National Committee.\”
President Blame-y Pants was talking again, so naturally, his finger was pointing. This time, it was aimed in the direction of those meddling bloggers as he spoke about the end of Shutdown Theater.
"All of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists and the bloggers and the talking heads on radio and the professional activists who profit from conflict," he complained.
Let\’s Call The Shutdown What It Is: Secession By Another Means (Leftist Talking Points Alert)
Posted on Tuesday, October 08, 2013 4:12:06 PM by RKBA Democrat
Republicans have now lost three successive elections to control the Senate, and they\’ve lost the last two presidential elections. Nonetheless, they fought tooth and nail to kill President Obama\’s health care initiative. They lost that fight, but with the corporate wing of Democrats, they managed to bend it toward private interests.
Why the Left Hates the Old
Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2013 | Dennis Prager
Posted on Tuesday, October 08, 2013 2:15:10 PM by Kaslin
The latest left-wing tactic to discredit conservative views is to dismiss the age and race of conservatives. \”Old white males\” and \”old white people\” are the left\’s latest favored negative epithets for those holding conservative views.
A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning (NY Times: Tea Party Conspiracy!)… “…Republicans could derail the health care overhaul if conservative lawmakers were willing to push fellow Republicans — including their cautious leaders — into cutting off financing for the entire federal government.”
The New York Times ^ | Saturday, October 5, 2013 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Mike McIntire
Posted on Sunday, October 06, 2013 10:42:58 AM by kristinn
Shortly after President Obama started his second term, a loose-knit coalition of conservative activists led by former Attorney General Edwin Meese III gathered in the capital to plot strategy. Their push to repeal Mr. Obama’s health care law was going nowhere, and they desperately needed a new plan.
“…all options were bad, but that disregarding the debt ceiling was least bad from a legal standpoint.I agree.
Lawyers tend to play down policy considerations as a basis for interpreting law.
In this case, the consequences are so overwhelmingly on one side that they cannot be ignored by the president and should not be ignored by the courts.
by Kevin “Coach” Collins
Remember the endless stream of dire global warming predictions? Since the 1990s we have been insulted with lies and wishful thinking about how we had to turn off our air conditioners and park our cars or be complicit in causing the Northeastern states to be wiped away by tidal waves of melted ice caps.
Wrong wrong, wrong! All of them, all but 3%, were lies as in Penn State and the University of East Anglia lies!
Obama no longer a Democrat… “Now that the presidential election of last year is in the distant past, it appears that Obama may have abandoned his domestic agenda and is now squarely focused on the Middle East, or to be more accurate, the “Muslim Agenda”. What is this agenda? The answer is simple – the Caliphate.”
Obama no longer a Democrat
Shoebat Foundation ^ | September 13, 2013 | Keith Davies
Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 12:55:28 PM by george76
Now that the presidential election of last year is in the distant past, it appears that Obama may have abandoned his domestic agenda and is now squarely focused on the Middle East, or to be more accurate, the “Muslim Agenda”. What is this agenda? The answer is simple – the Caliphate.
American Exceptionalism? –… “I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. “
…..What did Putin say that caused Washington such fits? He reminded the US, founded as it was generally on Christian principles, that the Creator did not make exceptional nations, but rather created all men in His own image:
I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.
Shouldn’t Putin Address Us Tonight?
Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 6:32:52 PM by COBOL2Java
And, by the end of the day, he found himself in the odd position of relying on his Russian counterpart, Vladimir V. Putin, of all people, to bail him out. The surprise Russian proposal to defuse the American confrontation with Syria made a tenuous situation even more volatile for a president struggling to convince a deeply skeptical public of the need for the United States to respond militarily in yet another Middle Eastern country …
Barack Obama Shows His True Colors
Friends of Ours ^ | 09/05/13 | Friends of Ours
Posted on Thursday, September 05, 2013 9:57:54 AM by AtlasStalled
Beware the wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Barack Obama ran as a peace candidate but will end his Presidency as a war monger, and his decision to provide air cover for the Syrian rebels and al-Qaeda terrorists may unleash the hounds from hell as reported by C. J.
Chivers for The New York Times: “many rebels have adopted some of the same brutal and ruthless tactics as the regime they are trying to overthrow,” and “American military action could inadvertently strengthen Islamic extremists and criminals.”
Obama’s handling of the Syrian conflict has proven once again the grave mistake Americans made by re-electing Barack Obama into the White House, a man as gutless as a balloon full of hot air, as utterly ineffectual as an ant in combat with a scorpion.
GUNNYG G: JUST WHAT IS IT WE ARE SPPOSED TO BELIEVE/DISBELIEVE REGARDING ARTICLES ABOUT RUSSIA, JIMMY CARTER, COLIN POWELL, ETC, ??? ~ (“Played Like A Fiddle, Beat Like A Drum !!!!!”)
WHAT TIME IS THE INVASION?
Time for a Christian exodus from a failed Republican Party….. “It is time for Christians, and those of other faiths who value this nation’s unique character, to leave the Republican Party and start their very own political organization.”
Time for a Christian exodus from a failed Republican Party
World Tribune ^ | August 23, 2013 | Grace Vuoto
Posted on Friday, August 23, 2013 5:51:08 PM by iontheball
For decades, the Christian alliance with the GOP has failed to roll back or even mildly halt the relentless advance of liberalism. We have lost the culture, lost the traditional underpinnings of the nation and no longer have a national character we can take pride in.
Kit Daniels recently wrote a brief but very enlightening news story on InfoWars.com:
“‘Some analysts and Congressional officials suggested Friday that emphasizing a terrorist threat now was a good way to divert attention from the uproar over the N.S.A.’s data-collection programs, and that if it showed the intercepts had uncovered a possible plot, even better.’
“‘Well, it’s not amazing that this is the truth,’ Paul said in response. ‘It’s amazing, I think, that the New York Times would admit it.’
If Obama can’t get along with Canada, who can he get along with?National Post ^ | August 8, 2013 | Kelly McParlandPosted on Thursday, August 08, 2013 4:19:01 PM by Squawk 8888President Barack Obama may not be everything his fans originally hoped he would be, but until recently he’s at least appeared easy enough to get along with.
Maybe the frustrations of office are getting to him. These days, he seems to be having just as difficult a time finding friends among foreign leaders and allies as he does with Republicans in Congress.—OK, Putin can be a pain, and Egyptians are more than a little volatile these days.
Made-up Threat Rehabilitates the Big Brother
English Pravda ^ | 07.08.2013 | Lyuba Lyulko
Posted on Wednesday, August 07, 2013 1:34:22 PM by foundedonpurpose
Made-up Threat Rehabilitates the Big Brother 07.08.2013
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The U.S. State Department issued a global alert about the terrorist threat allegedly posed by Al-Qaeda in Yemen. The USA announced the closure of its missions in the Middle East and Africa, and their example was followed by France, Britain, and Germany. However, this was only an attempt to justify the activities of the National Security Agency.
Obama: Top Tax Rate Should Be 28% for Corporations, 40% for Small Business
Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 3:03:04 PM by Sub-Driver
Obama: Top Tax Rate Should Be 28% for Corporations, 40% for Small Business 2:37 PM, Jul 30, 2013 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
The New York Times reports that President Obama is reviving an old proposal to lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent (and 25 percent for manufacturers). Obama’s push to lower the corporate tax rate to 28 percent comes less than a year after he raised the top individual income tax rate, paid by many small businesses, to 39.6 percent. Official portrait of Barack Obama
“Right now, our tax code is so riddled with wasteful loopholes that many companies doing the right thing and investing in America pay 35%, while the corporations with the best accountants stash their money abroad and pay little or nothing at all,” Obama said, according to a the text of his prepared remarks. “I’m willing to simplify our tax code in a way that closes those loopholes, ends incentives to ship jobs overseas, and lowers rates for businesses that create jobs right here in America.”
Investor’s Business Daily ^ | 07/29/2103 | IBD StaffPosted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 8:42:43 AM by IBD editorial writerCost-Shifting:
Looks like Detroit might get a federal bailout after all, by offloading its retiree health costs onto federal taxpayers via ObamaCare. It’s a window into why Obama-Care costs will quickly spiral out of control.
On Sunday, the New York Times noted that Detroit hopes to push its younger retirees who aren’t yet eligible for Medicare into the ObamaCare exchanges, where many will be eligible for subsidized insurance. Federal tax payers will pick up the tab, rather than those in Detroit…
Obama Suggests Only Lawyers Understand the Constitution
Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 4:38:20 PM by Sub-Driver
Obama Suggests Only Lawyers Understand the Constitution July 29, 2013 – 2:28 PM By Elizabeth Harrington
The president made the suggestion when talking about members of Congress who have argued he does not have the constitutional authority to unilaterally suspend enforcement of parts of the Obamacare law.
(Gunny G: What The Folks Are STILL Saying ‘Bout obamaCare!!!!!) ~ Obama Realizes People Don’t Like Obamacare
Obama Realizes People Don’t Like Obamacare
Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
Posted on Sunday, July 28, 2013 5:30:05 PM by jazusamo
Even President Obama has now given up on trying to make Americans like his health care policy. In an interview with The New York Times, President Obama said that he can’t turn around public opinion on Obamacare through a PR push, but instead people will begin to appreciate the law once it goes into affect.
Even though polls show that the majority of people do not like the Obamacare law, the president still seems to believe that once they are forced to purchase health insurance, or pay a penalty, everyone will start to love it. But it seems like that is not really going to be the case.
The United States Is Awash in Public Stupidity, and Critical Thought Is Under Assault | Veterans Today
By Henry A. Giroux 
The media and political class are openly trying to rehabilitate this grotesque war criminal’s image, while the population barely notices.
America has become amnesiac – a country in which forms of historical, political, and moral forgetting are not only willfully practiced but celebrated. The United States has degenerated into a social order that is awash in public stupidity and views critical thought as both a liability and a threat.
Not only is this obvious in the presence of a celebrity culture that embraces the banal and idiotic, but also in the prevailing discourses and policies of a range of politicians and anti-public intellectuals who believe that the legacy of the Enlightenment needs to be reversed.
(EXCERPT ONLY ~ CLICK-LINK-4-INFO-!!!!!) Dreams From Obama’s Mother: F.B.I. Most Wanted Fugitive Domestic Terrorist Elizabeth Ann Duke | Terrible Truth
The Pixelated Candidate
Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2013 11:22:17 AM by Kaslin
Huma Abedin has graduated from sympathetic victim to pathetic enabler. I felt bad for Abedin in 2011 when, as a newly married and pregnant wife, her congressman husband, Anthony Weiner, embroiled her in his sexting scandal. With a baby on the way, she chose to stick with the marriage — a decision others must respect.
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A real life muzzle flash
I am the Police
By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
This is a great video. For those who hate and fear the police, it presents another side of the coin. It deserves and airing.
How did it ever come down to abandoning peace keeping and accepting law enforcement by any means? Even the New York Times expresses alarm in, When the Police Go Military.
“The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 generally bars the military from law enforcement activities within the United States. But today, some local and city police forces have rendered the law rather moot. They have tanks – yes, tanks, often from military surplus, for use in hostage situations or drug raids – not to mention the sort of equipment and training one would need to deter a Mumbai-style guerrilla assault.”
World Net Daily offers a sad chronicle in the essay, The growing militarization of U.S. police.
‘Crackers,’ a ‘teenage mammy’ — the sorry truth about race and Zimmerman trial (OK, then fizzles)
Posted on Friday, July 12, 2013 8:05:51 AM by 2ndDivisionVet
George Zimmerman faces life in jail as a jury considers second-degree murder charges against him for killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. But thanks to the media he is already sentenced to life in the American public’s mind as a racist.
NBC edited a tape of Zimmerman’s call to police as he was following Martin to make him appear to be focused on Martin’s race.
The New York Times has referred to him in unique racial terms as a “white Hispanic.” The terminology was necessary to have the story fit into a well-worn news narrative throughout American history from the Scottsboro Boys to Emmett Till to Rodney King – the black victim of white racism. Hispanic people can be as racist as black or white people in a country with a deep history of racism. But, apparently for the Times, Zimmerman’s whiteness was important. It fit their good versus evil tale of a white racist killing an innocent black man…..
» Are We Really Free When Big Brother Is Systematically Turning America Into A Giant Prison? ….. Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!
Every year on July 4th we celebrate our “independence”, but is America really free? How could we possibly be free when “Big Brother” is constantly intruding in our lives in hundreds of different ways? And I am not just talking about NSA snooping. Sadly, the truth is that the United States is beginning to fully embrace a “police state” culture. We have learned that the government monitors and keeps a record of all of our cell phone calls, emails, Internet searches, credit card transactions, and every piece of mail that we send.
But most Americans don’t seem to care. We are “encouraged” to report the “suspicious activity” of our neighbors to the authorities, we are told that having security thugs touch the private areas of our women and children at our airports is necessary “for our security”, and 80,000 SWAT team raids are conducted each year in the United States.
But the American people don’t seem to care. America was once a great country, but now it is being turned into a giant prison, and only a small minority of the citizens are raising their voices in objection…………..
The U.S. Postal Service Is Monitoring Your Snail Mail…… “…Leslie James Pickering. Pickering reports that last September he noticed “something odd in his mail:” a “handwritten card, apparently delivered by mistake, with instructions for postal workers to pay special attention to the letters and packages sent to his home,” the Times story claims.”
The U.S. government is not content to monitor your phone calls and your Internet activity; it’s now reading your snail mail, too.
A story in the New York Times published Wednesday, July 3, tells the story of Buffalo, New York resident, Leslie James Pickering. Pickering reports that last September he noticed “something odd in his mail:” a “handwritten card, apparently delivered by mistake, with instructions for postal workers to pay special attention to the letters and packages sent to his home,” the Times story claims.
The card — a picture of which appears in the Times story — appears to read: “Show all mail to supv” — supervisor — “for copying prior to going out on the street.” Pickering’s name was written on the card, as well as the word “Confidential,” written in green ink. Apparently, Pickering was the unwitting target of a “longtime surveillance system” the Times calls “mail covers.”
“Satan Has A Plan For Your Life” (Video/Vlog)… “The hand full of conservatives who have the integrity to fight the treachery will not convince the other 400 congressmen, the other 97 senators, the pretend news media and the 70% of Americans who refuse to take seriously, the responsibility of knowing what is going on in the country. As Jefferson said “”If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” (Video, vlog)”
http://youtu.be/6qJQiB3PTpw ^ | Scott Ryan
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2013 4:28:14 PM by publius321
The hand full of conservatives who have the integrity to fight the treachery will not convince the other 400 congressmen, the other 97 senators, the pretend news media and the 70% of Americans who refuse to take seriously, the responsibility of knowing what is going on in the country.
NY Times Disunion ^ | June 5, 2013 | MARC-WILLIAM PALEN
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 7:48:08 AM by iowamark
Civil War buffs have long speculated about how different the war might have been if only the Confederacy had won formal recognition from Britain. But few recognize how close that came to happening — and how much pro-Southern sympathy in Britain was built on a lie…
Early British support for the South was further buttressed by something as mundane as a protective tariff — the Morrill Tariff — approved by Congress on March 2, 1861. This new tariff, passed to protect American infant industries, also unwittingly gave rise to a troublesome myth of mounting trans-Atlantic proportions.
THE AILES MANIFESTO: AMERICA RALLIES AROUND ROGER AILES AND FOX NEWS
Breitbart/Big Journalism ^ | 5-27-2013 | by STEPHEN K. BANNON, LARRY SOLOV, & ALEXANDER MARLOW
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 10:44:44 AM by smoothsailing
May 27, 2013
THE AILES MANIFESTO: AMERICA RALLIES AROUND ROGER AILES AND FOX NEWS
by STEPHEN K. BANNON, LARRY SOLOV, & ALEXANDER MARLOW
The Ailes letter, denouncing the Obama administration’s trampling on the First Amendment, should be seen, of course, as a strong defense of Fox correspondent James Rosen. In addition, the Ailes letter–in truth, a manifesto–is a staunch vindication of Fox News and its “speak-truth-to-power” approach to journalism. Finally, the Ailes Manifesto should be seen as a clarion call for freedom–for freedom of the press, and also for the freedom of all Americans to think freely, liberated from the MSM thought-monopoly.
Obama Uses 1917 Espionage Act to Go After Reporters
Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2013 | Michael Barone
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2013 6:27:18 AM by Kaslin
There is one problem with the entirely justified if self-interested media squawking about the Justice Department snooping into the phone records of multiple Associated Press reporters and Fox News’s James Rosen.
The problem is that what the AP reporters and Rosen did arguably violates the letter of the law.
The search warrant in the Rosen case cites Section 793(d) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code.
(RePost) ~ President’s salute not a good idea [Progressives find something else wrong, Reagan did it]
President’s salute not a good idea [Progressives find something else wrong, Reagan did it]
Capital Times ^ | 3-27-07 | Dave Zweifel
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 7:43:39 PM by SJackson
It raised eyebrows back in 1981 when new President Ronald Reagan began returning the military salutes of the servicemen standing guard when he’d disembark from Air Force One or from Marine 1, the helicopter that would deliver him to the White House lawn.
Michael Savage: ‘What stands between us and what happened in London? Guns, guns, guns’… ““Now what stands between us and what happened in London?” Savage asked. “Guns, guns, guns — only guns, only guns. And this very same gang that wants to flood this country with 50 million, 30 million, 20 million, 11 million — you pick the number, pick it out of a hat — illegal aliens, it’s all amnesty for every one of them — also wants to take your guns away — Durbin and the rest of them want to seize your guns.””
Daily Caller ^ | May 23, 2013 | Jeff Poor
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:37:08 PM by Rufus2007
In the wake of a pair of terrorists slaying a British soldier in the streets of London, talk show host Michael Savage pointed out Wednesday one key difference between the United States and the United Kingdom: Second Amendment rights.
“Now what stands between us and what happened in London?” Savage asked. “Guns, guns, guns — only guns, only guns. And this very same gang that wants to flood this country with 50 million, 30 million, 20 million, 11 million — you pick the number, pick it out of a hat — illegal aliens, it’s all amnesty for every one of them — also wants to take your guns away — Durbin and the rest of them want to seize your guns.”
The Obama Crony in Charge of your Medical Records
Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 7:17:04 AM by Kaslin
Who is Judy Faulkner? Chances are, you don’t know her — but her politically connected, taxpayer-subsidized electronic medical records company may very well know you. Top Obama donor and billionaire Faulkner is founder and CEO of Epic Systems, which will soon store almost half of all Americans‘ health information.
By Arnold Ahlert Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Yesterday, administration was involved in a cover-up. “If this was some effort on our part to try to downplay what had happened or tamp it down, that would be a pretty odd thing that three days later we end up putting out all the information,” Obama said.
“Who executes some sort of cover-up or effort to tamp things down for three days? So the whole thing defies logic.” Equally willing to defy logic was Obama’s MSNBC # Chris Matthews, who has been more than eager to carry water for the Obama administration. Indeed, Matthews’ coverage of the unrelenting Benghazi scandal has distinguished itself as being particularly loathsome.
Last Thursday, Matthews was in fine form. After acknowledging that Greg Hicks, former deputy chief of mission in Libya, had testified before the House that he had spoken with Hillary Clinton on the night of the attack and that Clinton’s Chief of Staff tried to intimidate him into silence, Matthews downplayed the egregiousness of the former secretary of State’s scandalous behavior.
The Rogue Helping Obama Steal America… “The deadly, almost under-cover assassin of conservatism in America is not the Fundamental Transformation of America-pushing Barack Obama and the Democrats but Karl Rove and his big-money financiers.”
By Judi McLeod Friday, May 10, 2013
Conservatism is the dead man walking in the politics of America today, and there’s no way to revive the corpse as long as Karl Rove is still at the GOP helm.
From the Truth-is-stranger-than-Fiction department: A brilliant May 8 piece in the New York Times by Thomas B. Edsall draws back the curtain on the forces battling for GOP control between the well-heeled establishment and passionately conservative forces, and it’s less than a pretty picture.
It’s the movie of our lifetime depicting what is happening in the underskirts of the body politic in a declining America.
But the May 1 revelation by the Republican National Committee that it had awarded a multimillion-dollar contract for data management and collection services to Liberty Works, a firm run by Richard Boyce, an associate of Rove, could inadvertently lead to the way out of the labyrinth that is steadily undermining the Republican Party faithful, and therefore some day stop disenfranchising millions of conservative voters.
Fox‘s ‘The Following’ Shows Murderous Cult with Tea Party Flag
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2013 8:17:49 AM by Sir Napsalot
Never mind that the Occupy Wall Street movement set the standard for ideologically driven violence, and that whenever Tea Partiers gather they typically leave the grounds cleaner than when they arrived.
Rand Paul: Hillary’s Benghazi story unraveling
WND ^ | WND
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 8:27:43 AM by JohnPDuncan
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was “surprised” by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s sworn testimony in a Senate hearing in which she claimed that she did not know whether the U.S. mission in Libya was procuring or transferring weapons to Turkey and other Arab countries.
By Doug Hagmann Tuesday, April 16, 2013
At this point, few facts regarding the bombings have been officially disclosed and verified, fueling widespread and rampant speculation about suspects and motive. In real-world scenarios, investigations take time, and certain information, when prematurely or improperly disclosed, create unimaginable difficulties for “boots on the ground investigators” who are actually committed to doing their job.
Those with experience know that the higher one goes in the chain of investigation and investigators, however, the efforts between getting to the actual truth versus satisfying any number of political agendas associated with the event becomes perverted to the point that it often becomes unrecognizable. Experience also confirms that the higher the profile of an event, the more that politics and political agendas play a role. This case is no exception and in the context of history, will be a pivotal event in many areas.
Fact Checker – Obama’s ‘Weatherman’ Connection… “There has been a sudden spate of blog items and newspaper articles, mainly in the British press, linking Barack Obama to a former member of the radical Weather Underground Organization that claimed responsibility for a dozen bombings between 1970 and 1974. “
There has been a sudden spate of blog items and newspaper articles, mainly in the British press, linking Barack Obama to a former member of the radical Weather Underground Organization that claimed responsibility for a dozen bombings between 1970 and 1974.
The former Weatherman, William Ayers, now holds the position of distinguished professor of education at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Although never convicted of any crime, he told the New York Times in September 2001, “I don’t regret setting bombs…I feel we didn’t do enough.”
Both Obama and Ayers were members of the board of an anti-poverty group, the Woods Fund of Chicago, between 1999 and 2002. In addition, Ayers contributed $200 to Obama’s re-election fund to the Illinois State Senate in April 2001, as reported here.
They lived within a few blocks of each other in the trendy Hyde Park section of Chicago, and moved in the same liberal-progressive circles.
Is there anything here that raises questions about Obama’s judgment or is this just another example of guilt by association?
Do you hate paying taxes? Are you fighting foreclosure? Do you feel like no one should be allowed to commit violence against you and don’t always blindly follow the commands of the authorities? Do you film encounters with police or believe gold makes better currency than Federal Reserve Notes? Well you might be part of a domestic terrorism movement and not even know it.
On Friday, the Los Angeles Times posted an article attempting to define a domestic terrorist movement consisting of as many as 300,000 Americans. Some are even labeled as non-violent “paper terrorists”.